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17 of the best pics as the Giro d'Italia comes to Ireland

Some of the most memorable images from today’s events in Belfast.

Updated at 23.49

1. Giro d’Italia pink branding on the Newtownards Road in Belfast

Giro d'Italia pink branding on the Newtownards Road Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

2. Victoria Primary School pupil Taylor Mateer dyes his hair pink ahead of the Giro d’Italia

Taylor Mateer dyes his hair pink Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

3. The Omega Pharma Quick Step during the morning warm up

Team Sky during the morning warm up Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

4. General view of the morning warm up

General view of the morning warm up Source: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO

5. General view of the morning warm up

General view of the morning warm up Source: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO

6. Team Katusha make their way up the Newtonards Road

Team Katusha make their way up the Newtonards Road Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

7. Stephen Roche pictured in attendance

Stephen Roche Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

8. The Orica GreenEdge team start their trial

The Orica GreenEdge team start their trial Source: Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO

9. Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche leads the team at the start of their trial

Nicolas Roche leads the team Source: Presseye/William Cherry/INPHO

10. A sign outside a church as the teams make their way up the Newtonards Road

A sign outside a church as the teams make their way up the Newtonards Road Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

11. The Orica Greenedge team during their time trial

The Orica Greenedge team during their time trial Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

12. Tinkoff-Saxo’s Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

13. Garmin – Sharp team including Dan Martin crashing out of Stage 1 of the Giro D’Italia

Cycling - 2014 Giro D'Italia - Stage One - Belfast

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14. Garmin – Sharp’s Dan Martin after crashing out of Stage 1 of the Giro D’Italia

Cycling - 2014 Giro D'Italia - Stage One - Belfast

15. The Omega Pharma Quick Step team make their way up the hill to Stormont

The Omega Pharma Quick Step team make their way up the hill to Stormont Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

16. Fireworks over Stormont for the Giro d’Italia

Fireworks over Stormont for the Giro d'Italia Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

17. Oreca Greenedge’s Svein Tuft is presented with the pink jersey after stage 1

Svein Tuft is presented with the pink jersey Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

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